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Feeble Attempts at Humor #9: Collective for clamps

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 02-06-2018 12:42 AM 512 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A fleet of ships, a bouquet of flowers, a chain of mountains; I propose that the collective noun for a bunch of clamps should be called an “insufficiency of clamps.”

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 02-06-2018 12:53 AM

Works for me. Maybe you’ll need to tart it up by putting it in Latin or Esperanto to get wider acceptance?

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 02-06-2018 01:02 AM

Second the motion. Esperanto, please. Google says “neque satis iuncturas praeparavit” for Latin.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#3 posted 02-06-2018 01:04 AM

Ooh, Google does Esperanto! “nesufiĉeco de abrazoj”. Does that make sense, Dave?

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#4 posted 02-06-2018 01:16 AM



Works for me. Maybe you ll need to tart it up by putting it in Latin or Esperanto to get wider acceptance?

- Dave Polaschek

The literal translation of “insuficiency of clamps” is “malsufiĉo da krampoj” The actual collective noun for a bunch of clamps would be ‘kramparo’, or ‘krampamaso’ depending on the sense.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 02-06-2018 01:17 AM



Ooh, Google does Esperanto! “nesufiĉeco de abrazoj”. Does that make sense, Dave?

- Doe

Hmm. Abrazo doesn’t appear in any of my dictionaries. I wonder where Google Translate got it from.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 02-06-2018 01:17 PM

I vote for crampage, it has a British ring to it!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 02-06-2018 05:42 PM

I feel your pain, Dave…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#8 posted 02-06-2018 08:27 PM

Well we all dance to a different tune!
Anyway where have you been Dave? a few LJs have missed you.

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 02-06-2018 08:38 PM

Rob,

I guess it feels good to be missed! Most of my absence has been caused by not doing any true woodworking. At that, probably my next post will be a set of metal, lightweight clamps that I’m making for repairing violins. My shop time has been spent lately in cobbling together clamps and tools for my work. It’s cheaper to make them myself in most cases than to just buy them.

I do have a few projects on my list. I think as the weather/my shop warms I’ll do SOMETHING. I miss the wood oriented shop time.

Soon. Mi promesas.

If I can remember where I left off, maybe I should showcase the lutherie items in my blog…


Well we all dance to a different tune!
Anyway where have you been Dave? a few LJs have missed you.

- robscastle


-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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